Analysis of Electronic Information Sources (EIS) Usage at the Nigerian Institute of Oil Palm Research Library

  • L Obasuyi
Keywords: Electronic, information, sources, TEEAL, AGORA, HINARI, OARE, Internet, usage, NIFOR, library, searching


This study analysed the data collected from the usage of five electronic information sources (EIS) between 2008 and 2011 at the Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research Library, Benin City, Edo State. Data collected were tabulated and analysed using frequency distribution tables and simple percentage. The Internet, TEEAL, and AGORA were the three electronic information sources mostly used in the library to obtain information for research and academic project writing. Majority of users were satisfied in using the electronic resources as they were able to get the desired information requested which were mostly searched, downloaded and printed out with the help of the library staff. There were three categories of users that patronized the electronic services. There is therefore the need to constantly provide effective Internet services in the library. TEEAL package should be current. The library staff should be knowledgeable and always be ready to adequately conduct effective electronic information searches for library users.

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